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UNICS defeated the main opening of the current VTB United League championship – Enisey with a double–digit advantage - 91:80.

By the middle of the 4th quarter, Krasnoyarsk managed to tie the score for the fifth time in the match – 75:75. But the white-green 16:5 spurt at the end of the game removed all questions about the result of the match – 91:80 the eighth victory of UNICS!

The most productive among the winners were Marcos KNIGHT and Neno Dimitrijevic, who scored 41 points in the opponent's basket for two. Eric GREEN has 18 more points and 5 assists.

The hosts showed the best percentage of shots from short and long range (73% to 48%), and also shared the ball more often, giving 17 assists against 11 from the guests.

Due to injury, the forward of the team Louis Labeyrie did not take part in the match.

UNICS (Kazan) – Enisey (Krasnoyarsk) – 91:80 (17:22, 28:15,22:21, 24:22).
UNICS: Knight (21+3 assists), Dimitrijevic (21 + 8 rebounds + 7 assists), Green (18 + 2 assists), Reynolds (9 + 8 rebounds), Bako (8 + 5 rebounds), Kulagin (7 + 3 rebounds + 3 assists).
Enisey: Raten-Mays (36 + 9 rebounds + 4 assists), Martin (10), Hopkins (10). 

Velimir Perasovic's team will play its next match of the VTB United League regular season on Thursday, November 23, on the floor of the Basket Hall against CSKA.


Velimir PERASOVIC, BC UNICS head coach:

«We have won an important victory. We were opposed by the opening team of the current championship. To date, Enisey has achieved excellent results, they show excellent basketball, their leader Raten-Mays plays at an extremely high level. I think UNICS showed a good match and showed character. Today we often had to play four «little» on the court in the absence of the injured Louis Labeyrie. I hope he will be back in action soon».

Dmitry KULAGIN, BC UNICS guard:

«The match was successful for us, it ended with a score of 91:80, we showed solid basketball in attack. However, we know that our main trump card is playing defense. This is an aspect that has yet to be added. Enisey demonstrated good basketball, simple, but at the same time, active and fast. Their leader Raten-Mays scored 36 points to us, which is a great result.

We are glad that we managed to win on the floor of the Basket Hall, because in the previous home round we lost to Rune. Our main task was to rehabilitate ourselves. I would like to note the pleasant atmosphere and active support of our fans tonight. We won this difficult victory largely thanks to them. Now we have a home match against CSKA and a fight for leadership in the standings».

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